Trump renominates 2 highest military officers

Trump renominates 2 highest military officers
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President Trump wants to keep the two highest military officers in their roles.

Trump is renominating Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Air Force Gen. Paul Selva as the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, The Pentagon announced Friday.

Dunford, a former Afghanistan battlefield commander, was nominated to the Joint Staff by President Obama and served as chairman since September 2015. 

Dunford led U.S. forces and the international coalition in Afghanistan from February 2013 to August 2014, and worked with Obama on troop drawdowns in the country. 

Selva, the Joint Staff's 10th vice chairman, was nominated to the role at the same time as Dunford. He was previously the head of the military’s transportation command, and from 2008 to 2011 he was assistant to the chairman and top military adviser to then secretary of state Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonTrump touts report Warner attempted to talk to dossier author Poll: Nearly half of Iowans wouldn’t vote for Trump in 2020 Rubio on Warner contact with Russian lobbyist: It’s ‘had zero impact on our work’ MORE.

Both generals would serve for a two-year term, but must still be reconfirmed by the Senate.